Kings Beach involved the extension and alteration of a post-war home that exuded a relaxed coastal, Palms Springs spirit in its original form. This character was embraced by all from the outset of the transformation and formed the narrative that is reflected in the new built form. A series of terraces soak up the Northerly aspect, while embracing coastal panoramas on the open edges with more intimate landscaped courtyards closer in. Soft pastels, greying timber, crazy pave and warm washed surfaces all define a modern beach home that is exquisitely finished by the client’s own hand, having been the builders and interior decorators as well. It’s a project where the joy of all involved is deliberately manifest in the built form with a little 60’s serendipity to crown.